Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (Paperback)
I have always loved the title Wherever You Go, There You Are but haven't read it until recently. Everyone these days seems to be interested in stress reduction and achieving inner peace. Kabat-Zinn covers the principles of mindfulness (the ancient Buddhist method of stress reduction) fully. He does a good job of combining science, stories and practical advice on letting go, being mindful daily and staying in the present moment. He gives instructions and exercises on being fully within the moment from cleaning the kitchen to walking upstairs. There is also a section on trust and how to learn to be more open and honest and one section on being grounded and living a simpler life. He gives many, many different types of mediation and how to do each. You can find the one that will work for you. He is also the author of Full Catastrophe Living.— Tricia
No matter how busy you are, find quiet reflective moments in your life—and reduce your stress levels drastically—with this classic bestselling guide from a mindfulness expert.In this 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling mindfulness powerhouse, you receive a new afterward from the author along with ageless wisdom on how to find peace. Split into three sections that guide you through the foundational principles of mindfulness and then on the physical, mental, and emotional practice of incorporating it into your daily routine, there is a reason that Wherever You Go, There You Are has continued to be *the* mindfulness book for nearly 30 years. It makes mindfulness straightforward, accessible, and filled with potential to reduce your stress and find your calm.
About the Author
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.
His work in the Stress Reduction Clinic was featured in Bill Moyers' PBS Special, Healing and the Mind and in the book of the same title, as well as on Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, as well as NPR. he has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions such as medicine, and psychology, health care and hospitals, schools, corporations, the legal profession, prisons, and professional sports.
He is the author of numerous bestselling books about mindfulness and meditation: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness; Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life; Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness; and Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness. He is also co-author, with his wife Myla, of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting; and with Williams, Teasdale, and Segal, of The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness Overall, his books have been translated into over thirty languages.